Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Maurice Glen Brignac

Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, June 1, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Maurice Glen Brignac

The men and women of the Mahomet Police Department extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Brignac.

Deputy Brignac thank you for your service. God bless you.

Rest in peace Sir!

Mahomet, IL Police Dept.

June 12, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Glen did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Glen be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Deputy Brignac's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through these tough times, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Glen but, I am certain Glen was well respected and well loved. He will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were lucky to have had him be a part of your lives. I am know that Glen will continue to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Deputy Brignac for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 11, 2005

You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

June 9, 2005

"We Remember the Officers"

We remember the officers who changed our lives, The men and woman who protected us day and night,
People who respect for their dedication to the cause,
For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

We remember the officers who always stood true, Whatever the color of uniform, brown gray or blue,
With pride and integrity they say "To serve and protect", For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

We remember the officers who we never really knew, Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.

By Brad Miller

Llano County Sheriff's Office - Texas

June 9, 2005

Thanks for your service and sacrifice brother. May you rest in peace and May peace be with your family. You will always be remembered and loved by all of those who have worn Blue.

Officer Kieffer
Littleton CO PD

June 9, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Evageline Parish S.O

Fallen but never forgotten.

Bryan Laurie son of Fallen Officer
Nathan Lauire EOW 7-29-04

June 8, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Brignac. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service GA

June 6, 2005

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

June 6, 2005

G-d Speed My Brother

Ohio DPS Inv Unit

June 5, 2005


Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that " you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy " about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is " I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works " around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. " Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" ( that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, " he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, " he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is " only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan " At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, " I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits ( once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, " Thank you and God bless you, son."

Officer Dave Carroll
Choctaw, Oklahoma

June 5, 2005

Deputy Brignac, thank you for all you have given!! Keep watching over us, as we have the watch now...God bless you and your family!!

Lt. Jean-Paul Leclerc
Swiss Army, MP Service

June 4, 2005

God bless all those you had to leave behind. The road ahead is hard, grueling, and steep. No words that I could offer would be good enough. Just know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service and sacrifice. And to your family, please know that you are not alone and you are in my prayers.

jessi garger
fiancee of cole martin
chatsworth, GA p.d.
e.o.w. 4/25/03

June 4, 2005

Gone but not forgotten... rest in peach Deputy Brignac.

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

June 4, 2005

Mr Brignac will be truly missed. He was a very dedicated officer, whom I had the opportunity to meet when he started his career with EPSO. God bless his family and friends in their time of morning. Prayers will be with you.

Officer Shawn Eckhart
Dep of the Army Police

June 4, 2005

Rest easy Brother. Watch over us from above. God bless you and your Family.

Police Officer
Newark NJ P.D.

June 4, 2005

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Rest In Peace MY Brother!


Chaplain Mike Grinnals
Town of Camillus, NY PD

June 4, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Sheriff Glen Brignac and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department
...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Glen... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman & Pooky- Site Owners

June 3, 2005

Rest easy...We will take the watch from here.............God-Speed

Maryland State Police

June 3, 2005

Rest in peace sir. God bless

Collins Fire Dept.

June 3, 2005

When one of us is sad , we are all sad . All of our prayers are with you and your family . Till we all meet again......

Capt. Robert Lane
Iowa Louisiana Police Dept.

June 3, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this time. May GOD bless each one of them. Thank you for serving and protecting Evangeline Parish. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Lejeune Roberts-Oakdale, La.
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

June 3, 2005

May Deputy Brignac rest in peace knowing he gave all to his community and may God be with his family during this difficult time.

Tara, wife
Virginia Beach Police Department

June 3, 2005

God bless you my brother and may your soul rest in peace.

Corporal C. D. Siler

June 3, 2005

Deputy Brignac,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother !

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Off. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. LA

June 3, 2005

May God be with the family and fellow officers of Deputy Brignac. Thank you for a job well done mighty warrior, go rest with God and watch over your family. We will handle the streets from here. GOD Speed !

Lt R. Mark Moore
Clinton PD, TN.

June 3, 2005

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